I recently came into possession of some box elder and honey locust. I
have sawed them up into blanks, sealed the ends and stacked them for
drying. However, being the impatient sort, I'd like to get to making some
wood chips and strings. That being said, yes, I've turned some green bowls,
but have not been totally satisfied at the end reult. SO, I've been think
ing about building a home made kiln to dry the material before turning. I
thought about using the SWMBO's oven, but she got very protective.... small
minded I suppose.... never the less, it still intrigues me.
Has any one built a home made kiln?
Has anyone used a residential oven?
How long does it take to dry a chunk of wood?
At what temperature?
How did you accomplish this?
Other than keeping the smoke dector and fire extinguisher nearby, any
Thanks in advance for your time and ideas.
- posted 13 years ago